From The Horse’s Mouth | Wummi Unravels Shere Hills
Wummi slid into our comments section on our instagram page about the view from the top of Shere Hill. I hated her a little bit because I’ve whined constantly about how the usual rite of passage in my secondary school was exploring Shere Hills. My year however couldn’t do it because unfortunately there were tensions in Jos when it was our turn.
Despite my fake hate, I knew I just had to talk to her about her trip.
She is an engineer at day and a designer at night but describes herself as a random girl that like travelling and adventure.
Give us a brief description of where you went and what the trip was about.
Let’s just say I actually took a mini vacay to see Jos and other neighboring places within the state. Shere hills were one of the places I visited. Other places included Assop waterfalls, Rayfield resort, Jos National Museum, Jos wildlife park, Miango Rest home, Kerrang volcanoes and Swan natural spring, and the famous Terminus market.
Since this is about Shere hills, let me give a brief description. Popularly called Shere Hills, the site is actually a range of rolling hills and heaps of massive boulders practically surrounding the city of Jos. It can be seen from most places in Jos if the clouds are clear enough.
The most distinctive portion is easily accessible from behind a certain ‘Military’ Mountain School about 10km east of the city of Jos. The hills serve as a perfect training ground for the school. Being a range of hills means there are various hills of varying sizes and difficulties so you can choose your size and climb it, not necessarily the highest peak of the range. I picked a small one (or so I thought until I got close to it). I went hiking with 2 of my friends; hiking is never fun alone and it took us about 30 mins to get to the top of the one we chose.
There are 2 identical hills at the range popularly called Gog and Magog (actually the highest peak known is about 1829m) but my strength failed me after hiking so I couldn’t get there.
View from the top
Was accommodation required for this trip? If yes where did you stay and what was it like?
Like I said it was a mini vacay so I stayed about a week in Jos in De- Eden hotel. I’ll rate it about 3 stars because I was on a budget. It is located in a serene and safe environment on Lamingo Road. I liked it because it has lots of greens and nice flowers in the surrounding which makes for good views. It’s a small hotel so it’s not busy and bustling which I kinda liked too. Their rooms range from about N4000 – N7000 per night. It is not in the heart of town but transportation is very cheap in Jos since it’s mainly by Keke Napep.